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Description

Universal Nutrition’s BCAA Stack is a sports performance powder formulated with scientifically-proven ratios of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) and glutamine to help you promote lean mass gains while increasing body fat loss. This elite, high potency formula contains pure, essential BCAAs leucine, valine and isoleucine, as well as the conditionally essential amino acid glutamine.

BCAAs make up about one-third of the protein in muscles and work together to promote the building, healing, and repair of muscle tissue. BCAAs are essential amino acids that can only be derived from protein foods (such as red meat and dairy products) and supplementation. Although glutamine is an amino acid that can be made by the body, it’s considered a conditionally essential amino acid if demand for it exceeds the body’s ability to produce it. Certain conditions, such as physical stress, high intensity training, dieting, surgery or infections can deplete BCAA and glutamine levels, making supplementation necessary.

BCAA supplementation is often used by athletes and body builders to produce an anabolic (muscle building) effect, provide energy during dieting, increase bodyfat loss and heal the muscle damage that can result from intense exercise. Studies show that a 2:1:1 ratio of leucine to isoleucine to valine is the most effective combination. BCAA Stack combines this perfect ratio of BCAAs with an exact amount of glutamine to create a supercharged BCAA/Glutamine Recovery Drink Mix.


Pros

BCAA Stack is specially formulated for the athlete who trains with intensity and the dieting athlete. High intensity training or dieting can deplete your body’s pool of BCAAs, negatively affecting muscle growth. BCAA Stack can replenish these pools and even serve as a fuel source during intense exercise when muscle glycogen (stored energy) has been depleted. Combined with a calorie restricted diet, BCAA Stack can help your body selectively burn fat while preserving lean body mass.

The nutrients in BCAA Stack have numerous benefits including:

  • Promotes lean muscle gains
  • Increases bodyfat loss
  • Reduces muscle breakdown
  • Energizes muscles during prolonged exercise

Cons

Don’t expect BCAA Stack to burn body fat and increase lean muscle by itself. To augment your muscular development and burn bodyfat, BCAA Stack must be taken in conjunction with a strength training program and a calorie restricted diet.
Few side effects have been reported with the use of BCAAs and glutamine. However, people with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), depression, Reye’s Syndrome, heart, kidney or liver disease should not supplement with amino acids without consulting a physician.

Be aware that some drugs may interact with the nutrients in BCAA Stack including:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Cisplatin
  • Cyclophospamide
  • Docetaxel
  • Fluorouracil
  • Methotrexate
  • Paclitaxel

Is it for you?

If you’re an athlete in a carb-depleted state, such as a bodybuilder preparing for a competition, a low carb dieter or an endurance athlete, BCAA Stack can help you obtain optimum results. If you’re looking to promote lean muscle gains while decreasing body fat, BCAA Stack may be for you.

However, people with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), depression, Reye’s Syndrome, heart, kidney or liver disease should not supplement with BCAA Stack without consulting a physician.

Dosage and Directions

For optimum benefits during intense training or when dieting, take 2 servings daily. For general benefits, take only 1 serving daily. Take one serving immediately following your workout. You may take BCAA Stack along with your favorite post-training protein or carb shake. Keep BCAA Stack in a cool, dry place away from heat and sunlight. Keep out of reach of children.




BCAA Stack Supplement Facts


Serving Size: 10 g
Servings Per Container: 25
  Amount Per Serving Daily Value
Calories 0 g *
Glutamine 3 g *
Isoleucine (as L-Isoleucine) 1 g *
Leucine (as L-Leucine) 3 g *
Total Carbohydrate 0 g 0%
Total Fat 0 g 0%
Valine (as L-valine) 1 g *
*percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


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